The Camel Club

The Camel Club Existing at the fringes of Washington D C the Club consists of four eccentric members Led by a mysterious man know as Oliver Stone they study conspiracy theories current events and the machinations

Existing at the fringes of Washington D.C the Club consists of four eccentric members Led by a mysterious man know as Oliver Stone, they study conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government to discover the truth behind the country s actions Their efforts bear little fruit until the group witnesses a shocking murder and become embroiExisting at the fringes of Washington D.C the Club consists of four eccentric members Led by a mysterious man know as Oliver Stone, they study conspiracy theories, current events, and the machinations of government to discover the truth behind the country s actions Their efforts bear little fruit until the group witnesses a shocking murder and become embroiled in an astounding, far reaching conspiracy Now the Club must join forces with a Secret Service agent to confront one of the most chilling spectacles ever to take place on American soil an event that may trigger the ultimate war between two different worlds And all that stands in the way of this apocalypse is five unexpected heroes.

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  1. David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, because every mom needs a break now and then He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996 one year later, it was adapted for film, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star In total, David has published 34 novels for adults all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television His novels have been translated into than 45 languages and sold in than 80 countries over 110 million copies are in print worldwide David has also published six novels for younger readers A lifelong Virginian, David graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.David and his wife, Michelle, are the co founders of the Wish You Well Foundation , which supports family and adult literacy in the United States In 2008 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch Feeding Body Mind, a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger Through Feeding Body Mind, than 1 million new and used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.David and his family live in Virginia.

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  1. Some people follow sports teams, other people follow actors or rock bands But me, I follow authors And while some people fantasize about celebrities they d like to dine with, I have a list of rock star authors I dream of interviewing.Recently, one of my dreams came true when David Baldacci agreed to an email interview with me Upon hearing the news, my impulse was to jump and kick in a manner my legs haven t experienced since the late 1980s, when I was a high school cheerleader I quickly discover [...]

  2. Since I m feeling better, I decided it was about time to write the review for this fantastic book The only other David Baldacci book that I had read was Absolute Power which I enjoyed very much but it was quite a few years ago I decided to find out what all the fuss was about this author The next one I tried was Zero Day I ended up throwing that one in the DNF file The lead character, John Puller, completely left me cold He struck me as a cardboard caricature of a military lifer would be but wit [...]

  3. I feel cheated that I even had to assign a single star to this pathetic excuse for a book Let me describe this book like this this is the kind of book that comes in only two forms paperback and audio It s excrement smeared on paper and then bound and placed in airport bookstore shelves It s your basic Tom Clancy bite off of the terrorist plot to bring down the free world The author has watched a couple of National Geographic Videos, maybe had lunch with about three or four guys who used to work [...]

  4. Well I go I can t really recommend this one You know there are books by Mr Baldacci that I enjoy greatly I have noted before that he can beat s can be one of those authors who can get very heavy handed about their political beliefs I find that the case here He pretty much had me feeling he was really really mostly interested in making a political point This is obviously a point to be agreed or disagreed on as I see some reviewers agree with me and others don t Possibly it depends on how much you [...]

  5. 2.0 stars Probably would have given this 3 stars except for my extreme annoyance with the heavy handed political tone of the book As far as I can tell from the authors depictions in the story, America is responsible for ALL of the evil in the world especially in the Middle East , 9 11 was a justified response to American foreign policy and Americans are ignorant and racist Great, thanks for that, now can we get on with the story Oh, that is the story Terrific Apart from the tone, this was a fair [...]

  6. Across the street from the White House, tells a story of a man, dead and alive, Oliver Stone Old and homeless, he and a small group of friends known as The Camel Club, witness a murder on Roosevelt Island I read this book many years ago, but for the life of me, I could not remember very much of it Except for the fact that Oliver Stone lived homeless across the street from the White house and was a mysterious old man Now that I have re read this first novel in the series, scenes and characters ha [...]

  7. I m just blabbering about this read how insignificant we are Why fight appose criticize object to anything when we re simply not important Depressing some Americans will approve of the criticism in the book, other will be furious and frustrated this book proves a point How democracy is used as a weapon to control countries, a well done and straightforward explanation sadly true as well a cliffhanger ending don t want to indulge in the series, so I m unhappy I liked, as in really liked, the big W [...]

  8. The Camel Club is comprised of a group of men who are sort of a counter culture of their own after having served the country in some form or fashion, enough to be suspicious of the publicly fed information from the government They lead an odd existence, each with unique quirks and eccentricities, and meet each month to compare notes on what they re hearing from various inside sources On one of these evenings, they unfortunately become witnesses to a stunning event that puts them in the middle of [...]

  9. Same fun, eccentric characters from Baldacci s The Collectors, however, this book came first Intricate plot, however, a few characters are used as mouthpieces to give long dissertations on the peaceful nature of Islam and the greed of Americans Though his points may or may not be valid, it was delivered heavy handedly and got tiresome After all, I m reading a novel, not a slanted history book on Middle East politics.Aside from that, though, I enjoyed the story and the main characters I ll read f [...]

  10. How wrong can you be This started ok I wondered why the treatise on the nature of Islam, was prepared to accept that somehow the relevance of that would make itself apparent.Wrong again 20% read and starting to find it tiresome, but this was an author recommended by a friend so I ploughed on What a lot of characters and acronyms and superheros and who the hell is this book written for Seems to me the target audience is an adolescent youth the author is hoping to educate Yet I m thinking it a Mi [...]

  11. Extremely badI read this book because it was chosen by my book club I don t think I would have bothered to finish it otherwise.The plot is ridiculous and lunges around especially towards the end it felt like a badly written James Bond movie The nuclear strike was averted by just 1 second that sort of timing is not dramatic it s just annoying The characterisation was quite two dimensional and, in the case of Hemingway, quite nauseating his accomplishments are just too unbelievable standing on a 1 [...]

  12. Un grupo terrorista ha pedido a los secuestradores que exijan armas nucleares a cambio del presidente Por Dios, el mundo se ha vuelto loco Por qu la gente no se sienta, lee y se comporta con normalidad Primer libro de la saga Camel Club Yo ya tengo le do los siguientes, ya que esta serie la hab a empezado por el segundo, solo me faltaba el primero por leer En parte estoy feliz por haber hecho eso porque no s si la hubiera seguido leyendo en caso de haberla comenzado por este Es el m s flojo de l [...]

  13. Four societal misfits and conspiracy theorists living in the Washington DC area have banded together to form what they refer to as the Camel Club Led by Oliver Stone, a 60 year old man with a mysterious past, they find themselves accidentally witnessing a murder That launches them into an adventure beyond their wildest expectations involving a complex and bizarre terrorist plot.I ve been a David Baldacci fan since I read Absolute Power His books don t always quite live up to that one in my mind [...]

  14. The Camel Club a rag tag team of friends led by the past less Oliver Stone is a strangely capable group who s purpose is to discover the truth about what s really going on in the government When they stumbles upon a murder that smells of corruption it becomes a lethal race to discover the murderers identities and silence them before the Camel Club is the one to get silenced.The Camel Club combines mystery, suspense, and action in a moderately paced adult read Readers should be aware that it cont [...]

  15. The Camel Club is a political thriller that opens in Washington, D.C well, not quite The opening chapter is not in D.C , where we meet four eccentric, once upon a time effective fellows who make up a group they call The Camel Club Each has some kind of experience and or brilliance that makes him essential to the small assembly and each has been successful at one time or another in his life Now, they are only reflections of what they once were There s Oliver Stone his assumed name , Caleb Shaw, R [...]

  16. Good read Oliver Stone aka John Carr Middle East history Replacing dictatorships that America helped foster and support In most cases the democracies coming to power hate America than the dictators they replaced We entered Iraq not understanding its history or culture Great Britain took Mesopotamia and artificially created a country, Iraq Its population is composed of Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds dozens of other groups that are not know to get along One cannot bomb people into a democracy That comes [...]

  17. Awful Hated 95% of the story, characters were not developed well, let alone new characters were still being added 50 pages from the end of the book I didn t even care about the ones already present It seems that the author is trying way too hard to create a gripping, thrill a minute novel when in reality, the story is way too long and overtold Many times while reading it, I felt like I was browsing as many random facts were mentioned I m not sure if the author assumes his audience is dumb or tha [...]

  18. The Camel Club is a political thriller about a group of misfits that have a club where they try to uncover conspiracies and force the government to acknowledge truth The leader of the Camel Club calls himself Oliver Stone and keeps a vigil in a tent in the park across from the white house During one meeting of the Camel Club, the members witness a real murder and conspiracy to cover it up The group begins to investigate what they witnessed and becomes mixed up in a conspiracy that threatens to r [...]

  19. This is straight out of last night s news, well similar anyways A lot of research has gone into the topic of Middle East American dynamics in the writing of this not so pretty story Baldacci, like Grisham, skillfully writes a conspiracy theory and then proves it.

  20. This is the first book in The Camel Club series I bought the audio version to listen to while on a long road trip I was pleased and intrigued with the early introduction of Oliver Stone and the other odd but interesting members of the Camel Club, their reaction to a murder witnessed during one of their clandestine meetings, and their flight from the murderers who discovered their presence After that, it becomes apparent that the murder is related to a plot to do something to the president, but h [...]

  21. The book started out slow, but once the author got all the characters in and established, it started to move along It was obvious from the beginning that there was a plot against the U.S and except for Captain Jack, we knew who the bad guys were, and slowly got some of the why But the purpose, and the actual carrying out of the plot there were some surprises there I had to stay up late last night once the trap was sprung, I couldn t stop.As with all political thrillers, I find myself wondering h [...]

  22. I have to confesss that I rarely read NY Times bestseller books until recently, but I ve found, since listening to audiobooks, that I really enjoy them for fun listening The Camel Clubhas all the action and excitement of a good thriller film or TV show, but has enough political smarts to have some weight There are some info dump and or soapbox moments, but I didn t mind so much, because Baldacci includes them to send the message that most things in politics and the Culture Wars is gray, and that [...]

  23. This was an interesting book, a good book to start the Camel Club series, some of the book was hard to follow because there was just so much going on and so many characters and for a while you don t know how some of them relate to the plot of the story, but in the end it all starts to come together The Camel Club is a group of people led by presumed deceased John Carr who is now known as Oliver Stone, and they witness the murder of a man, and they are the only ones who witness it, they are now t [...]

  24. A good story with characters you care about The addition of two new members of the Camel Club promises even better things for the future.

  25. Oliver Stone leads a group of eccentric individuals that study conspiracies in Washington DC During one of their secretive meetings, they witness a murder that leads to a chase on the misty Potomac They must determine why this murder was deemed a suicide before the murderers find them They seek to get the agent in charge of looking into this suicide to look closely without telling him they were there as most of the camel club would be highly suspect themselves I found this book to be a real pag [...]

  26. This book proved to me how essential it is to re read your books I had read this book way back in 2007 2008 but I remembered almost none of it and when I read it again it was like I had never read it but I did and I did few parts but mis remembered few parts too And it was slow but good read It was a nice thriller and loved the antics of the camel club I recently bought lot of David Baldacci books and having just finished Jack Reacher series well all the books printed thus far I thought of finis [...]

  27. In het Witte Huis bereiden de president en zijn naaste adviseur zich voor op de komende verkiezingen Wat zij niet weten, is dat zij scherp in de gaten worden gehouden door een man die zichzelf Oliver Stone noemt Stone wantrouwt al jarenlang de Amerikaanse regering en is ervan overtuigd dat allerlei zaken die het daglicht niet kunnen verdragen, in de doofpot worden gestopt Hij ziet het als zijn missie om de waarheid boven tafel te krijgen Stone staat niet alleen in zijn achterdocht Samen met enke [...]

  28. The Camel Club is the first in a series of the same name The Camel Club is a group of misfit men who, for the most part, are retired government employees They make an interesting group Oliver Stone, the former CIA assassin Reuben Rhodes, the Vietnam vet who washed out of his intelligence job Milton Farb, the former NIH employee whose OCD got the best of him and Caleb Shaw, the only one to survive the government mill as an employee at the Library of Congress rare books division This bookish gentl [...]

  29. I read this book for one of my book clubs It is a suspence thriller about a conspiracy that threatens the security of the United States The intricate plot is very intriguing, and I could hardly put the book down It kept me guessing right to the end As I read it, I kept thinking, How do people come up with these ideas The one thing that I don t like about the book is the violence in the end, but I think the author put it there to make us think about the vehement things people do in the name of pe [...]

  30. What a pleasant surprise I came across this book when a relative gave me his copy after he had read it That was all, no description or rating, just a book amongst some others, and I gave it a shot Amazing The main character is very mysterious, but a when defined character with his own flaws and you feel like he is a real person in fact all of the characters seem so real besides the fact that most of the male cahracters are over six two for some reasonarantly David Baldacci knows some pretty tall [...]

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